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    2018 FIFA World Cup Kits

    Makes sense with the collar, but that one side will be a bit cluttered with the number tacked on. Would prefer if they moved the patch to the sleeve.
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    2018 FIFA World Cup Kits

    On a somewhat related note, there are a couple squads that I could go with either the primary or secondary kit and be totally cool with it. Perhaps it’s because they’ve won the WC in the above kit, or because that has been their second strip for decades on end, but I’d say England is equally iconic in that design as they are with the white top and blue shorts. Now if they went all red, I would not say the same- the white shorts are a must for me to still label that look as iconic. A couple other teams which I’d say that about, to slightly lesser degrees: Germany in the green and white (an absolute classic, not worn all the time anymore, but definitely feels “right” when they do) and Brazil in the blue and white (nothing will top the yellow and blue with green trim, but they are so consistent with their kits that this is absolutely a classic and identifiable Brazilian look).
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    2018 FIFA World Cup Kits

    This is a crime. There is zero reason for this. Red socks does not clash with Croatia, neither of the keepers, nor the officials. Terrible.
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    Los Angeles Lakers 2018-19 Uniform Discussion

    Fair point. I’d be curious to see them side by side. It just looks off to me as is.
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    Los Angeles Lakers 2018-19 Uniform Discussion

    The bottom of the 3 obviously has that angled notch that the 2 doesn’t have, but the length of the serifs are still different. The serif on the 3 rises much higher than that of the 2. It’s less noticeable on the showtime era set given the extra thick shadows. However, the new set makes the discrepancy stick out more since the shadow is much less pronounced. I don’t see a reason why the bottom serif of the 2 doesn’t rise to the same height as the 3 does.
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    Los Angeles Lakers 2018-19 Uniform Discussion

    So...how about those bottom serifs being different on the 2 and the 3? That’ll stick out like a sore thumb on the new poster boy.
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    2018 FIFA World Cup Kits

    Unless they put them in their secondary kits, this should be the matchup. Not the best either squad have looked, but decent overall.
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    2018 FIFA World Cup Kits

    I know, I was just acknowledging since FIFA loves maximum contrast, that would definitely be the way to do it, if they choose.
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    2018 FIFA World Cup Kits

    If England advances, I wouldn’t be surprised if they wore all white against France in all blue with red socks.
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    2018 FIFA World Cup Kits

    France in blue socks is a tragedy. FIFA has been way too over the top with their kit regulations. Not every single piece of clothing has to be different from the opposition for there to be a clear distinction between squads. In fact, I’d argue that all blue versus all red is probably a bit more difficult to watch than if France wore their traditional blue/white/red (even if the socks are the same as Belgium). Their white shorts would be such a stark contrast against Belgium. Also, I like any of the white combinations for France, and I even like the blue/blue/red. That one still looks French since it has the red socks. It’s just a different variation of their normal look. The blue socks are terrible and should never be worn (unless with the change strip). Awful. For the other match, that one is a little tougher and the matchup they chose is probably for the best. All white for England is not out of the question. But England does need to get back to primarily wearing white/blue/white and red/white/red. It’s just that FIFA’s terrible kit rules are ruining traditional looks. Croatia is a bit difficult because red and white clash with a number of other squads. Like Argentina, for example, their shirt is very light on the whole, since the blue is pale. On a club level, AC Milan works because both red and black are both dark colors and the opposition just needs to wear something light colored. It’s the issue of having white mixed with a dark color that causes some problems.
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    2018 FIFA World Cup Kits

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    College Football uniforms- 2018

    I like the Oklahoma updates. Cleaned things up (the inconsistent logos), modernized while staying very traditional (custom fonts) and also streamlined the alternates so that they look like one consistent set (now the fonts on the normal sets match the alternates). Good job, Sooners. Also, the Gators have announced when they will debut their Jumpman uniforms. I’m very curious if they’ll change things. Otherwise, it seems pointless to me to have an unveiling for what would otherwise be a simple manufacturer logo swap. I hope they at least clean up their hideous striping inconsistencies.
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    ATLANTA HAWKS x NIKE | Uniform Re-Design Concepts

    I take it you've seen my concept.
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    MLB changes 2018?

    Braves are probably wearing their 1974 throwbacks tonight. Edit- confirmed.
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    NFL 2018 changes

    Well it looks like we may just have to rip up our previous understanding of the NFL uniform rules. Sounds like in addition to primary uniforms, clubs may now have both alternates and throwbacks. Straight from the Bears: https://www.chicagobears.com/news/bears-unveil-orange-nike-jerseys This brings up a lot of thoughts. How does Color Rush play into this? Could a team have 5 uniforms? It appears like the Bears are using their orange alternates and the throwbacks as normal uniforms with contrasting pants, rather than monochrome. It seems like both are outside the normal Color Rush rules. On the other hand, Chicago might not be the best team to make an interpretation of the rule since they wear mono navy (uniform pieces already in their wardrobe) for their Color Rush. Where teams could be limited is the one helmet rule, preventing some from being able to take advantage of the 5 uniforms, if that is a thing. Take the Chargers for example- they’re the first team I could think of that currently have four uniforms and could do a throwback with the one helmet rule. They could hypothetically have navy blue (home), white (road), powder blue (alternate), royal (their current Color Rush), and now reintroduce their classic powder blues.
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    College Football uniforms- 2018

    Seeing blue endzones in the Big House is going to take some time getting used to. It’s similar to how it just feels wrong seeing the interlocked ND logo at midfield of Notre Dame Stadium.
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    2018 FIFA World Cup Kits

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    College Football uniforms- 2018

    Kinda remind me of these (not in a good way):
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    2018 FIFA World Cup Kits

    Might only interest me: Germany often wears sponsored match shirts for training (usually with the Mercedes Benz emblem). This year’s version also includes a team slogan on both the sleeve and the back promoting their campaign to win their fifth World Cup. To accomodate the Mercedes Benz logo, the adidas logo was moved to the center of the chest. They also raised the DFB crest to be the same height as the Mercedes logo (otherwise it would intrude on the stripe pattern). It also does not have the FIFA World Champions badge. This is what the shirt normally looks like. Obviously missing the Mercedes and Best Never Rest patches. But mainly the adidas logo returns to the wearer’s right chest and the DFB crest is a little lower (notice how the crest dips below the cut out of the stripe). The FIFA badge is also there. None of this by itself is really remarkable. I mostly bring it up to draw attention to this odd shirt that Boateng has been training in. It’s a hybrid between the match shirt and the training shirt. The crest and the FIFA patch are in the match shirt configuration. The adidas logo is centered in the training configuration. The Mercedes logo intrudes into the stripes (unlike the examples above). I guess they could have taken a normal match shirt and added the Mercedes emblem over the adidas patch and added the adidas back to the center chest. All very confusing!
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    NFL 2018 changes

    This whole ordeal has been such a cluster that I’ll believe it when I see it. Not sure the league would give them a pass after already modifying their set to primarily navy and white when they had the chance to originally do throwbacks. If they do, that’s simply a pity favor from the league seeing as the Rams have no one to blame but themselves. It does seem odd that they could have four distinct sets within such a small window (navy/gold, navy/white, royal/yellow throwbacks, future redesign).
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    2018 FIFA World Cup Kits

    I wonder if the green Germany kit was ever potentially all green in the design phase? The new EA Sports World Cup update for FIFA 18 came out today, and unfortunately they ruined one of the best kits of the tournament with green shorts. Surprising they’d let this happen to the reigning champion. Totally kills the feel of the kit. In fact, it’s very similar to one worn by the women. For reference, it should have white shorts with teal stripes, and black numbers and adidas logo.
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    2018 MLS Kits

    All Star game kits for this summer’s game against Juventus. I really like the design. A fresh take on the classic 1990s retro adidas vibe. Selfishly, I was hoping for something loosely inspired by Atlanta since our city is hosting and most of the marketing has been red and gold. https://www.footyheadlines.com/2018/05/adidas-mls-2018-all-star-kit.html?m=1
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    Pittsburgh Steelers Unveil 1979 Throwback Uniform

    Yeah it could have been identical to those. Not to mention the VU can also be sublimated so pretty much any design is now available.
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    Pittsburgh Steelers Unveil 1979 Throwback Uniform

    Disappointing if true. It’s a good look, for sure. But it’s so similar that it begs the question: what’s the point? Either stick with the italic numbers or revert to block full time, but there’s no reason to have two identical sets with only a difference in font. The Batman style is the obvious and superior style because 1) it’s a great look, and 2) it’s actually different from the one they wear every other week.
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    2018 FIFA World Cup Kits

    Very interesting development regarding adidas kit construction. They are releasing a limited edition Germany kit made out of Primeknit materials (only 2018 produced). I’ll be curious to see if this gets some legs and we see this type of construction over the coming years. Also, while I would think it unlikely, it would not shock me if some players wore a Primeknit version in the WC. Similar to back in the 2010 WC how adidas previously offered a Formotion and TechFit cut of the same jersey and there were players wearing either version on the same team. The item they’re selling is obviously a stand alone piece with a predetermined, non customizeable number. I don’t see how they could knit numbers in the future for 23 players if they wanted to keep that feature (the knit numbers, as well as the back panels to accommodate the numbers look bad). https://www.footyheadlines.com/2018/05/adidas-germany-2018-world-cup-knit-home-away-jerseys.html?m=1